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Windows Server 2019 must restrict remote calls to the Security Account Manager (SAM) to Administrators on domain-joined member servers and standalone systems.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-93045 WN19-MS-000060 SV-103133r1_rule Medium
The Windows SAM stores users' passwords. Restricting Remote Procedure Call (RPC) connections to the SAM to Administrators helps protect those credentials.
Windows Server 2019 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2020-06-15


Check Text ( C-92363r1_chk )
This applies to member servers and standalone systems; it is NA for domain controllers.

If the following registry value does not exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding:

Registry Path: \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\

Value Name: RestrictRemoteSAM

Value Type: REG_SZ
Value: O:BAG:BAD:(A;;RC;;;BA)
Fix Text (F-99291r1_fix)
Navigate to the policy Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Local Policies >> Security Options >> "Network access: Restrict clients allowed to make remote calls to SAM".
Select "Edit Security" to configure the "Security descriptor:".

Add "Administrators" in "Group or user names:" if it is not already listed (this is the default).

Select "Administrators" in "Group or user names:".

Select "Allow" for "Remote Access" in "Permissions for "Administrators".

Click "OK".

The "Security descriptor:" must be populated with "O:BAG:BAD:(A;;RC;;;BA) for the policy to be enforced.